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July 16th, 2017 1,093 comments

Jodie Whittaker Announced As The 13th Doctor

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  • Doctor Stu

    September 5th, 2017 - 8:11pm

    The age is irrelevant anyway it was just to assist my point on the fact that a historical character like queen Elizabeth is not going to suddenly change gender,

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2017 - 8:00pm

    No just me his more around 4000. He lost count near his 8th body and started count again.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 5th, 2017 - 7:32pm

    Around about 2000 anyway

  • Tony

    September 5th, 2017 - 7:13pm

    quite right, he’s older that that

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2017 - 5:15pm

    The Doctor is not 2000 years old.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 5th, 2017 - 12:31pm

    Queen Elizabeth is not a 2,000 year old Alien with a different biological make up and regenerative abilities though and I don’t remember Henry VIII being one either so…

  • GumBoocho

    September 5th, 2017 - 6:24am

    So the next time the BBC does a movie on Queen Elizabeth, I suppose the role will be played by a man — likewise Henry VIII by a woman.

  • nygel Harrot

    September 4th, 2017 - 9:21pm

    I just had to respond to your marvellous comments Doctor Why???
    Not just this one but the lovely purple eiderdown memories. Its great to know that we are not alone in our love for the program of old and will not be hoodwinked by ‘flash flash-no plot’ story lines. Thank you for leaving them.

  • A

    September 4th, 2017 - 6:20pm

    ! Is Melvin Udall a role model now? Is this as good as it gets? Another quote then… “This is like a nightmare.” The poor woman has shown her face for seconds & said not a word in character!

  • Doctor Why???

    September 2nd, 2017 - 8:48pm

    Oh! Okay… I didn’t realise that’s how it worked; thanks for letting me know.

    I must admit, I was surprised when they didn’t appear because, having read many of the comments on here, I had concluded that it was a well moderated site and showed a good mixture of opinions – unlike many other sites I’ve visited lately. It’s great to finally find a place where people at least respect and listen to others’ opinions regardless of whether or not they agree.

    I’m glad to discover that my original opinion about comments on this site was correct and I’m sorry to have suggested otherwise. Keep up the great work!

  • booboo

    September 2nd, 2017 - 4:52pm

    I have found your comments, they went straight into spam so that’s probably happening on other sites to as to why they dont get posted

  • Doctor Why???

    September 2nd, 2017 - 12:24pm

    I’ve tried several times on several sites (including this one) to express honestly held opinions on this matter – always polite, always (I hope) well thought-out and succinct and never rude or offensive. The funny thing is, they NEVER get posted… maybe they’re just too ‘controversial’ because they point out certain facts (yes, facts – not opinions) that don’t suit some people’s view. What a sad world we now live in.

    I wonder if this will get posted? Sadly, I have no idea!

  • Doctor Why???

    September 1st, 2017 - 8:35pm

    If it ain’t broke… break it!

  • Doctor Why???

    September 1st, 2017 - 4:01pm

    In my view, ‘Saying It All How It Is’ is actually saying it all how it isn’t. If gender isn’t important or relevant to Time Lords, why do they have gender at all? Unless they’re beings with no gender then gender must be relevant because men and women are (whether people care to accept it or not) different in many ways, not least of all physically.

    Furthermore, the oft-repeated notion that “Time Lords are above our petty squabbling on gender/race/sexuality etc.” is frankly risible given that the change of gender for the Doctor is actually DEFINED by our obsession and preoccupation with these issues. Far from being open-minded and progressive, they are actually extremely narrow in their thinking as they are taking a show about an alien with command over all time and space and imposing a very narrow, twenty-first century planet Earth political concept onto it. If we are to accept that the Doctor, as an alien, can be (as is often stated) anything at all then why limit it to merely female/black/gay – issues that preoccupy us? By that logic, why shouldn’t the Doctor be a dwarf? Why shouldn’t the Doctor regenerate into a dog or a yeti or any creature that exists anywhere in the universe?

    Logically, the colour issue doesn’t make any sense either. Why would a white male Time Lord change into a black female? Here on Earth, there is only one reason people’s skin colour is different and it’s down to where on the planet they originate from. If a white Time Lord was going to move to a warmer part of Gallifrey then it would make perfect sense for him/her to change colour during regeneration. Otherwise, it would not. Again, these are OUR issues and concerns tied to OUR time and place, so please… don’t prattle on about Time Lords being “billions of years beyond your petty obsession with gender”…. they’re obviously not!

  • Doctor Why???

    September 1st, 2017 - 3:04am

    It’s about time the BBC was done away with – what a bunch of prize winning plonkers!

    I first saw Doctor Who in 1973 at the age of three. One of my very first memories was watching the purple eiderdown people (they turned out to be Spiridons) and when Jon Pertwee’s Doctor ‘died’ and melted into Tom Baker’s Doctor, as a four year old I was absolutely fascinated and hooked. There followed many years of interest in the series and I met many good friends, some old enough to remember the black and white era. We all stuck with it through the pantomime years and the long wilderness of the hiatus. We were excited when it returned in spite of farting aliens and plots that made no sense. We accepted that the Doctor had, for some unknown reason, turned into some sort of babbling Godlike two-dimensional Romeo. We stuck with it all… until we simply couldn’t stick with it anymore.

    For me, my interest finally evaporated during Matt Smith’s tenure. As much I thought he was a brilliant Doctor (in my own view, infinitely better than the over-exaggerated performance of the overrated Tennant), I simply found the stories to be way too FLASHBANGWALLOP! No longer was the Doctor faffing about with a few giant moths or being impersonated by a cactus – now every five minutes the entire universe or time itself was under threat. Suddenly, everyone was making personal sacrifices all over the place; the Doctor’s impending death was inevitable (only it wasn’t), assistants were dying (only they weren’t), time was ending (except it didn’t)… everything was BIG BIG BIG and oh, so BORING BORING BORING. All the layers, all the subtlety, had vanished… and so, with sadness, did my love of the show.

    Curiosity made me watch Capaldi’s first episode. I thought it was piffle. Around the same time I discovered that one of my best friends – another life-long Who fan, had similarly given up on the series. We’d stuck with Doctor Who through thick and thin and helped to keep the BBC’s greatest cash-cow alive when it looked all but dead but now, finally, they’d lost us. After a lifetime of loving Doctor Who, we’d stopped watching.

    The very last time I watched any broadcast Who, Capaldi was treating us to some do-gooding lecture involving Zygons. I turned it off. I don’t like being told what to think – when I attended school the education system concentrated on training its pupils to examine the facts and to think for themselves – before the days when it was decided to do the exact opposite and focus instead on telling children what they should be thinking and applauding them when they regurgitate it…. which is also, of course, very BBC!

    So, if you aren’t happy with a female Doctor – and I think it’s a ridiculous idea – don’t be told that your opinion is invalid or that you’re stupid or sexist or any of the rest of that rubbish. Simply stop watching Doctor Who. You don’t have to ‘put up’ with anything and you really DO have a choice… give it up, turn it off, switch off your television set, go out and do something less boring instead. Trust me… as a hitherto life-long fan, it’s a whole lot easier than you think.

  • The Outcast

    August 31st, 2017 - 1:10pm

    I think that is unfair to say about Six. Sure, his TV run was short and shoddy, but in other media Six really shines!

  • Doctor Why???

    August 31st, 2017 - 1:15am

    This ginger thing is so often commented upon but I honestly think most people entirely missed the point of RTD’s original ‘gag’… ginger, you know… cockney rhyming slang… ginger beer!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 20th, 2017 - 9:41pm

    007 is the code name from the original Fleming novels permanently associated in popular culture) with a Commander James Bond. Of course there could be a female 00 (One’s seen in “The World Is Not Enough”) but that wouldn’t be the creation of Ian Fleming people are interested in seeing. Just like an in universe contrived female Doctor is not what many people who will sustain an audience can be taken for granted as being continued to be interested in seeing.

    Besides a female James Bond of sorts has already been done. Sidney Bristow in “Alias” played by Jennifer Garner

  • Doctor Stu

    August 20th, 2017 - 11:17am

    007 is a code name so female bond could happen, the Doctor is an alien with two hearts who’s been a female for once out of 13 lives it’s not that big a deal. People think some sort of big evil cloud is going to drop over their favorite programs and start switching genders all over the place. Can’t understand why women wouldn’t be happy for more equal representation of women on TV, it’s literally 13 episodes out of nearly 900 where there’s going to be a woman in charge.

  • Pats86

    August 18th, 2017 - 7:58am

    I would say it would never happen, Band as a female! But in this insane world it wouldn’t suprise me although I would draw the line at that.
    Barbra Broccoli would never let Bond be ruined, she is too emotionally intelligent for that unlike some people I could mention?

  • Pats86

    August 18th, 2017 - 7:51am

    Well said Lorraine, both my wife and daughter do not want a female Doctor either.

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    August 18th, 2017 - 12:10am

    Thank god, I’d never watch a female bond, still not convinced female doctor but I’ll give her a chance.

  • Lorraine

    August 17th, 2017 - 10:59pm

    Yes because it was comic relief so outrageous stupid things could happen. Nevertheless we must accept the very weird and strangely pointless direction the writers have taken and perhaps it will work. I just don’t see why it was necessary to do this apart from egotistical pandering to the minority. Perhaps the doctor will be from Earth and not Gallifray as it seems nothing is sacred and intact. For the record I am female and proud of this. I just want my doctor who to be the bloke(s) I have admired since 1963 when I was 6. Of course as Peter Davison says we might be dinosaurs but we might be coming to you in a spaceship. I will be the assistant of course!

  • Ismael

    August 17th, 2017 - 4:57pm

    Does anyone remember the Doctor Who comic relief sketch? It’s not really the same Doctor Who, but that sketch had the first female Doctor…

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 16th, 2017 - 11:36am

    Just announced Daniel Craig is returning as 007 so no Jane Bond. as a spectre (pun intended).At least with some franchises unlike “modern” Who some things remain reliably constant.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 14th, 2017 - 12:38pm

    Unless thay can as with Star Trek Next Generation and crossover series like Deep Space Nine and Voyager come up with good and well thought series that can blossom on their own Doctor Who offfshoots have been more miss than hit and tried to be either too juvenile or too adult.

    You would maybe also have to have characters taking on Daleks/Cybermen et all on their own without a gender unpredictable Gallifreyan to save the day to establish more viewer credibility.If that since 16th July hasn’t already been lost.

  • Lorraine

    August 11th, 2017 - 1:24pm

    How interesting – I post as Lorraine and this is not me! I am anti a female doctor. Guess there could be more Lorraine’s on line here!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 10th, 2017 - 6:03pm

    That still feels a bit like being in another SCI-FI franchise like Star Trek’s parallel universe.

  • Chris

    August 10th, 2017 - 4:35pm

    but it DID work – brilliantly! Bill was one of the best companions in Dr Who history, right up there with Donna in NuWho. It was just fun and adventures as it should be! There was no silly romantic tension between her and the Doctor. Her preferences in the bedroom were not important in any way, and was only even mentioned in a handful of episodes. Her love life was not the focus of a single episode, unlike the escapades of Clara and Amy before her. Her race was also nether here nor there and in fact made for some fun when she met someone “blueish”. The demise of Bill in World Enough and Time was devastatingly beautifully sad. I would say we should have loads more ethnic LGBT companions if they are all fabulous as Bill!

  • Lorraine

    August 9th, 2017 - 9:00am

    Well I have watched Jodie in her new series yesterday and I am sorry to say I am not that impressed. It must be hoped that she can bring some gravitas to Doctor Who but I am failing to see that at the moment. She just lacks screen presence to me and her voice seems quite unremarkable but perhaps I am missing something. Certainly the poor girl has her work cut out with us moaning lot. I really hope I am proved wrong but everything just seems a bit broken at the moment. I am no longer angry just sad. Very.

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